Sports and gear

Nick So Slick
By Nick So Slick Latest Reply 2012-05-12 15:39:26 -0500
Started 2012-05-10 06:22:45 -0500

Sports?? Well with an insulin pump sports are a pain I play hockey and gear is difficult to store a pump and playing is even worse especially sliding and contact and all that. Leave a comment if you want tips to playing sports.

5 replies

kdroberts 2012-05-10 15:17:35 -0500 Report

Have you looked at SPIbelts? In combination with a rubber pump case they may help keep the pump in a comfortable and relatively safe place.

Nick So Slick
Nick So Slick 2012-05-10 17:35:31 -0500 Report

Why yes I have but the problem with it is that I need to keep it above my guarder but below my hip protector so it won't get hit

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-05-12 15:39:26 -0500 Report

Maybe you should use shots during the game and then put the pump back on after. I know you will need to do bg checks through out the game, but can be done on your shift changes. I married a hockey player who played pro for years, so I understand the game and gear:) If you don't want to do that, then you may have to use the strapes that allow you to attach the pump anywhere and use more padding. The problem is you get hit everywhere so you take a chance of damaging the pump regardless.

jayabee52 2012-05-10 08:57:39 -0500 Report

Howdy Nick !

Even though I don't wear a pump, something just struck me as a possible solution for the pump problems and playing contact sports.

When I was a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) I was required to wear a lifting belt to keep my spine in line. It wrapped around my middle and was made of elastic bands held together by velcro strips. I think I could see something like that being useful in holding the pump close to one's body and the added layers of fabric would soften any contact blows to the pump.

I have seen those in pharmacies from time to time. See ~ for an idea of what I am speaking.

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